Learning about brass repair

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Youri le god, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Youri le god

    Youri le god Pianissimo User

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    How does one go about learning to repair brass instruments? Are there any part time courses available. What kind of skills are needed?
     
  2. Heavens2kadonka

    Heavens2kadonka Forte User

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    You could look around for natural trumpet building camps during the summer. I plan on attending one at least one year.

    I was always interested in how brass repair techs got into their profession.

    Van
     
  3. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    Here you go, lads ... click-on to this link :

    www.NAPBIRT.org


    Robert Rowe
     
  4. Youri le god

    Youri le god Pianissimo User

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    Cheers, that looks interesting. It's a bit of a trek from London though. I've found a school in Wales that has several very well priced courses. I'll post the link
     
  5. felix c

    felix c Pianissimo User

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    Hi freinds;
    Interesting topic. Like 2 years ago I was interested in trumpet maintenance and repair. I buy a Manual In PDf, that its a simple but valuable tool. It also cover woodwind and brass. Following the instructions and with the few tools I have, I have service 10 trumpets with excellent, results. if any of you want a copy I can sell it for 10 dollars. Just contact me at
    [email protected]
    I acept paypal
    Thanks

    Pd The manual helps a lot, the course its the ideal. Its like play trumpet. The horn its esential and the books are complements.
     
  6. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    I really recommend that anyone with even a mild interest look into band instrument repair. At Red Wing Technical College (Minnesota, USA), I was amazed at how many of the students were jazz afficionatos / players, etc., that finally realized they needed to "connect" with the "Real World", and prepare to get a job. There is a dearth of trained repair technicians.

    Just think back on all the posts and queries in this Forum relative to horn repairs and "issues".

    I remember reading a national survey rating 200 employment careers by stress-level. President of the United States was #1, and Band Instrument Repair Technician was #200.

    Think about it.

    Robert Rowe
     
  7. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    For someone who is just looking for a few tips on fixing their student's horns and not looking to make a career in repair there is a book written by R.F. "Peg" Meyer. It used to be available on Amazon. I haven't looked recently.
     

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